Ever wonder how you can get rid of the hideous set of Atlantic City placemats your in-laws gave you? How about what to do with the three extra copies of Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point that thoughtful friends gave you? No worries – tomorrow is National Regifting Day.
Alright I recognize that some of you people reading this blog are saying to yourself, how crass, how tacky; while others are cracking a smile having regifted or been recipients of a regift. If you think regifting is in bad taste, then I suggest you think about Jacqueline Onassis who was a very classy woman. I once read that back in 1971 she regifted a watch her first husband JFK received from a socialite to her second husband Aristotle Onassis. The watch later auctioned for $150,000. Imagine Onassis’s original reaction when he received the gift – “just what I need another #!!*%$@ watch.”
Let me share two other reasons regifting makes sense. First, you can get a jump start on cutting holiday expenses. Second, you can now claim to be a committed environmentalist resolute in helping save our planet since regifting is technically a form of recycling.
For those reading this blog, I hope I have provided some insight and a suggestion of how to finally get rid of those reindeer slippers you have never worn. Let us all celebrate National Regifting Day.